[C]ongress has the power to establish circuit and district courts in any and all the states, and confer on them . . . jurisdiction in cases coming within the constitution . . . . It falls within the express words of the constitution. ‘The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts as the congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish.’ Article 3. . . . [T]he power to ordain and establish, carries with it the power to prescribe and regulate the modes of proceeding in such courts . . . ."
Federal district courts; judicial power of the United States
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